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Unacknowledged Legislation
Author: Christopher Hitchens

ISBN: 9781782394686
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1 February 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8 x 3.4
Description:
A celebration of writers and their encounters with politics and public life from one of our greatest critics.

Unacknowledged Legislation is a celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world'. In over thirty magnificent essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie, and with his trademark wit, rigour and flair, master critic Christopher Hitchens dispels the myth of politics as a stone tied to the neck of literature. Instead, Hitchens argues that when all parties in the state were agreed on a matter, it was the individual pens that created the space for a true moral argument.

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a columnist for Slate. He was the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger and Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as his international bestseller and National Book Award nominee, God Is Not Great

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